I have a question for all....
I have to make a high school band marching hat out of gumpaste/fondant,
I want it to look real, so how do I get the stitching marks on the gumpaste like the real hat.....
any and all help is needed
Hi! Hope I can help. When I want to do stitching, I use a sewing tool. I'm sure there's a name for it but I can't remember. It looks like a miniature pizza cutter with zig zags on the wheel. When you roll it right inside the edge of the gumpaste or fondant it will give you tiny holes.
As was mentioned, you'll need some sort of stitching tool such as this one: http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=17413
OR, you can use a toothpick and white coloring, like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/natiscakes/3184076630/
(click to enlarge both so you can get a clearer view)